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To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) developed evidence-based recommendations for adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer. This guide for patients is based on ASCO's recommendations.
- Adjuvant chemotherapy is additional treatment given after surgery to lower the risk of the cancer returning.
- Chemotherapy after surgery is not recommended for routine use in patients with stage II colon cancer.
- Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of adjuvant chemotherapy.